Hey all you colts fans. You know who you are, band-wagoners and true die hard-bleed blue Colts fans, listen up. I'm with all of you in that seeing Peyton possibly being out week 1 or even further into the season is heart breaking. I get that dreadful feeling of hopelessness and feel lost knowing that big P. will not be playing. After all, he is Mr. Indianapolis Colts. But we cannot give up on our team. As much as I love Peyton, I also love our team, Addai, Clark, Wayne, Collie, Saturday...Freeney, Mathis, Bethea...etc... we can't give up on these guys. They want to see Peyton back behind our center taking snaps probably more than any one of us can imagine. If it weren't for these guys putting in as much hard work, sweat, tears and heart into what they do best, Peyton probably wouldn't be on that pedestal we all put him on. It is because of them, all of them, that the Colts are where they are today. Highly regarded as one of the toughest, most competitive and athletic teams to ever play the game.
With Peyton possibly not being there, they need their 12th man to step up, give them the encouragement they need to press forward and show them that they too are as important to us as Peyton. Stop being the naysayers (ie... coach Dungy, yeah I'm calling you out Dungy!!!) and say things like we won't win the division or make the playoffs. With attitudes like that, giving up on your team, how can you expect them to feel the confidence they need from us, the fans, to go out there and give it their all? To prove to everyone that they are the best team in the AFC South, that they are the best team in the NFL. Whether or not they play in Lucas Oil and walk out with that Lombardy in February, I know I will be able to say that I believed in them to the very end, I knew they could do what everyone else said they could not. I believe in my team, with or without Peyton, they are my team and I will cheer them on with full confidence that they are the better team each week.
To all the Colts who read this blog, know that we believe in you, we are here for you and we won't let you down. Prove yourselves, prove everyone, that you have what it take so be the best team in the NFL. 12th man is here for you!
To all the fans, step it up! Show support for your team, however that may be. GO COLTS!!!